The city of Chongqing
(Chung King to your Chinese food fans, it means "Double
Celebration") contracted to build a 2.6 km 3 station Aerobus
monorail, to be completed in 2003. The project never
materialised, but this 2000 Forbes article tells a fascinating
Chóngqìng Guǐdào Jiāotōng)
Chongquing has two monorail lines totaling 67.3 km and serving 44 stations. The city 's 16.5 km monorail, known as Line 2, opened in June, 2005. Three stations and
2.2 km of its route are underground, which might make it a submorail.
Or maybe a monoway.
A second straddle monorail, Line 3, opened in September 2011. The first section has 29 stations and is 39.1 km long. The monorail connects the city with Jianbei Airport. Five stations are underground.
Two additional lines are under construction, and several more are planned for a total of 18 lines and nearly 300 km.
These lines will be a mix of conventional subway, monorail and light
Chonquing's first full conventional metro was halted in 1997 due
to a legal dispute and did not resume until 2007. It's first section opened in July 2011, followed by a second line in 2012. The subway covers 60.4 km and serves 36 stations.
Official Home Page
A lower deck on this
amazing bridge will carry the Chongquing monorail across the
of Chongqing and its sister city Cheech from the monorail
Wikipedia Page on the CTS (Conquing Train System)
A feasibility study on a 16.6 km (with 10.2 km underground), 14 station
line is still in the planning stages. Two additional lines are
under construction: a 19.3 km (8.4 km
underground), 14 station line and a 28.6 km (8.6 km below ground) 18
station light rail line, which will eventually eventually connect with
the Jingbei Airport to span a total of 64 km.
Light Rail ?
We've also read about a 17 station, 17.4
km light rail line that is "under construction". Scheduled to
open in 2004, it has yet to be completed. The possible reason for this is that the monorail is often referred to as a light rail line because of it's primary elevated status. So the Chongquing light rail line may actually be the Line 2 monorail.